Sports, Miles, Books and Looks of May

by - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ok, I know I'm super late getting this post up since we're pretty solidly into the month of June by now, but I figure better late than never right? (Plus I'm totally blaming that work trip to Memphis that just threw off my schedule earlier this month!)

May was one of those months where I felt like I blinked and it was over. It was super busy with work projects, tons of softball and my summer class starting.

Softball. So much softball. I've got three leagues up and running now, so there have been a ton of games.

There are few better ways to spend summer Friday evenings than winning softball games with my Terps. latergram nofilter

And a handful of injuries...

Ohh we've got a nice mix of yellows and greens today along with the purple. softballinjury
Nothing like a solid line drive to thigh.

But luckily most of my injuries have healed by now!

Running in May was not the best because of said softball injuries. The month started out great with the Frederick half.

Frederick Half in the books with  My everything hurts.

But then I had two solid weeks of no running while my legs healed. I managed to get a few runs in during the last week but I probably ran no more than 30 miles total all month.

I did get in a solid hike over Memorial Day weekend though out in Harper's Ferry. I think the hike was somewhere around 3 roundtrip, so nothing too intense, but it was a ton of fun to hike part of the Appalachian Trail!


We only hiked to the lookout point, but I would love to go back and hike to the summit here, which is I think something like 8 miles roundtrip.

With school picking up again, my reading volume dropped in May. But I still read a decent amount.

The Boys in the Boat -- Daniel James Brown
I am not normally a nonfiction fan, but I loved this book. I'm not sure why, it didn't have griping dialogue and at times the plot moved a bit slowly, but there was something about the writing that I just couldn't stop reading. The scenes during the actual boat races were captivating and thrilling to read. I don't give many books five stars on Goodreads, but this one is worth it.

Still Alice -- Lisa Genova
This book. It was so well-written, and the emotions were so raw. At times it was hard to read because it was just so heart-wrenching. Do yourself a favor and read this book. It was another five stars on Goodreads

The Escape -- David Baldacci
I love Baldacci books and John Puller is one of my favorite of his returning characters. This book got into the details of Puller's brother's arrest, conviction and eventual escape from prison. A fast and good read.

Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell -- Rob Thomas
I loved the Veronica Mars TV show and movie, and really enjoyed the first book. The second book did not disappoint. It's written in the same voice and tone as the show, so I can basically still hear the characters talking to me, and the books reference back to things from the show and movie. If you liked the show and the movie, you'll enjoy the books.

The Hypnotist's Love Story -- Liane Moriarty
I don't really know how to describe this book. I mostly hated everyone in it, especially the main male character. The general plot is that a lady meets a guy and he has a stalker from a previous relationship. In the beginning of the book, the stalker is made to look like a nutter, but by the end I almost felt bad for her, and pretty much hated the guy the entire time. I think he treated both women like crap.

Some day soon I'm probably just going to take the "looks" section out of these recap posts because I never ever remember to take pictures of my outfits. I am not a fashion blogger after all.


But I did remember to snap this picture of a sundress I wore to dinner sometime at the end of the month. So there's that at least!

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  1. I am reading The Boys in the Boat for book club this month! Glad to know you enjoyed it!

  2. Are these gloveless softball leagues?

  3. Just Alice was sooooo good. I keep meaning to see the movie. Even though movies are rarely as good as the books, I really hope the captured the rawness of emotion that the book did.

  4. May did go by unbelievably fast. summer has come to NC, and we're sweating it out already. insane.